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The Shopping cart was invented in 1937 by Sylvan Goldman, owner of the Pigly Wigly supermarket.

It costs 2 cents to produce a penny, and 10 cents to produce a nickel.
There are 150 Billion pennys in circulation, stacked one on top of an other it would reach 60% to the moon.

The hair on average adult scalp grows 115 feet a day.

The active ingredient in most toothpastes is sodium fluoride, which can be lethal.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by removing 1 olive from each salad served in first class.

Scientists discovered that a side effect to having a high IQ is being a night owl, Which is associated with emotional instability, in addition, night owl's are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression.

Israel is only a sixth of 1% of the landmass of the Middle East.

Around the world there are 10,000 credit card transactions done every second.

The first credit card company was Diners Club and initially it was only accepted at 14 restauraunts.
Diners Club was started in 1950 after the founder Frank X. McNamara came up with the idea when one evening after dining at a restaurant he realized he had forgotten his wallet. Within 1 year Diners Club had more than 20,000 cardmembers.

For principled reasons, Hertz Israel does not have in it's fleet any German made cars.

Israeli stamps are certified Kosher.

Under the current numbering system for Interstate highways, odd numbers generally indicate a north-south route, and even numbers mean an east-west route.

The average annual salary for a lead pastor in a megachurch (2,000+ members) is about $155,000, and can sometimes reach $400,000.

Hitler's mother contemplated abortion, But her doctor convinced her out of it.
Adolph Hitler was named Time magazine's person of the year in 1938
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Re: Did you know.... Interesting facts
« Reply #45 on: December 24, 2012, 04:38:52 PM »
Did you know that the active ingredient in almost anything can be lethal?

Edit: Sorry make that the active ingredient in EVERYTHING is lethal!
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« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2012, 04:53:28 PM »
Did you know Hertz in Israel doesn't have any German cars in the fleet b'Shita (Nazis)?!

Avis dosen't either. Why wouldn't you say it's a monetary reason? There are many german cars in Israel like Mercedes and Audi.
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« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2012, 04:54:45 PM »
Avis dosen't either. Why wouldn't you say it's a monetary reason? There are many german cars in Israel like Mercedes and Audi.
sure avis does, ive rented mercedes and bmw from them

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« Reply #48 on: December 24, 2012, 04:56:15 PM »
Did you know that the active ingredient in almost anything can be lethal?

Edit: Sorry make that the active ingredient in EVERYTHING is lethal!

Lo hivanti.
If for a example a child would accidentally swallow toothpaste he may die due to the active ingrediaent.
What is "everything" that one may die from?
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« Reply #49 on: December 24, 2012, 04:57:31 PM »
sure avis does, ive rented mercedes and bmw from them

My bad. The only thing I was ever able to rent were the cheap ones, and i've only seen getz, ford, mazda, hyundai etc; on their lot.
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« Reply #50 on: December 24, 2012, 04:59:56 PM »
Lo hivanti.
If for a example a child would accidentally swallow toothpaste he may die due to the active ingrediaent.
What is "everything" that one may die from?
Toothpaste is NOT the only thing in your house that can kill a child.
The everything part is a bit of a joke but you can research DHMO (a.k.a. dihydrogen monoxide)
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« Reply #51 on: December 24, 2012, 05:07:38 PM »
Did you know that Israel is only a sixth of 1% of the landmass of the Middle East.
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« Reply #52 on: December 24, 2012, 08:00:16 PM »
Did you know that around the world there are 10,000 credit card transactions done every second.
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« Reply #53 on: December 24, 2012, 09:17:39 PM »
Avis dosen't either. Why wouldn't you say it's a monetary reason? There are many german cars in Israel like Mercedes and Audi.
I apologize but I'm having trouble understanding you.

1) As pointed out Avis does have German cars.
2) I know it's b'Shita from a contact in Hertz.
3) What does your last sentence prove? Unless your just adding an (un)interesting fact.
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« Reply #54 on: December 25, 2012, 05:10:31 PM »
I apologize but I'm having trouble understanding you.

1) As pointed out Avis does have German cars.
2) I know it's b'Shita from a contact in Hertz.
3) What does your last sentence prove? Unless your just adding an (un)interesting fact.

Basically, I was just wondering if you knew it for a fact or if it was an assumption, now I know you knew it for a fact, that's it.  :)
Thanks for sharing that interesting tidbit.
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« Reply #55 on: December 25, 2012, 05:14:30 PM »
Did you know that the first credit card company was Diners Club and initially it was only accepted at 14 restauraunts.
Diners Club was started in 1950 after the founder Frank X. McNamara came up with the idea when one evening after dining at a restaurant he realized he had forgotten his wallet. Within 1 year Diners Club had more than 20,000 cardmembers.
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« Reply #56 on: December 25, 2012, 06:05:59 PM »
Did you know that the most expensive hotel room in the world is at the Four Seasons in Manhattan, and it costs about $34,000 a night. It is 4,300 sq feet and includes it's own private spa and fully leather clad dressing room.

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« Reply #57 on: December 25, 2012, 06:26:35 PM »
Did you know that the most expensive hotel room in the world is at the Four Seasons in Manhattan, and it costs about $34,000 a night. It is 4,300 sq feet and includes it's own private spa and fully leather clad dressing room.


that doesnt sound right. i believe there are more expensive ones

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« Reply #58 on: December 25, 2012, 06:37:06 PM »
that doesnt sound right. i believe there are more expensive ones

well, you maybe right.
I googled and according to the telegraph it's 31,725 which is about $51,166
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« Reply #59 on: December 25, 2012, 06:45:08 PM »
Did you know that the most expensive hotel room in the world is at the Four Seasons in Manhattan, and it costs about $34,000 a night. It is 4,300 sq feet and includes it's own private spa and fully leather clad dressing room.
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